For ages 12+. This young adult historical novel, set in 1760, tells the story of Madeleine Hebert and her brother Philippe who travel to New France (now Quebec) to join their father after the death of their mother. On arriving in Quebec city, they learn that their father, with the Regiment de Carignan, is at Michilmackinac, and possibly ill. When Philippe decides to go in search of their father by persuading Gabriel, a coureur de bois, to take him to Michilimackinac, Madeleine refuses to stay behind. With the help of her brother, she cuts off her long hair and disguises herself as a boy. And then begins a series of adventures as the threesome make the long canoe trip up the Ottawa River and over the height of land to Lake Huron and Fort Michilimackinac.
Anne Metikosh was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto. After living in the cities of Halifax and Yellowknife she made her home in Calgary, Alberta, where she still lives with her family. The author of numerous articles and short stories, Metikosh has published a young adult fiction titled Terra Incognita, and had her writing featured in the anthologies, The Little Iron Horse and Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul. Her part-time job as a Sales Tax Administrator gives her time to do what she really loves, ride horses, read mystery novels, and write